Poste Italiane | Italian postal service

Poste Italiane S.p.A. is the national postal service provider in Italy. Founded in 1862, the Italian postal service provider offers postal and logistic solutions, as well as communication, financial and insurance services everywhere in the country. At Eurosender, our network comprises of vetted logistics providers, including Poste Italiane. When placing your order, our system automatically identifies the best shipping service at the lowest price to match your needs. This means that Poste Italiane can be the courier provider selected to perform your delivery service.

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Frequently asked questions about Poste Italiane

What are the options of international shipping with Poste Italiane?

Sending your belongings with the Italian postal service is easy and convenient. Poste Italiane delivery times and shipping costs vary depending on the service you book. You can find some of the main Poste Italiane international shipping options here below:

  1. Poste Delivery Express – suitable for shipping parcels up to 30 kg, the delivery time is between 1-3 business days in most cities in Italy.
  2. Poste Delivery International Standard – this service is suitable for shipping parcel up to 20 kg abroad, in Europe and worldwide. The delivery takes approximately 10 to 25 business days, depending on the destination of the shipping (Europe or other continents.
  3. Poste Delivery Europe – service suitable for parcels up to 30 kg, with the delivery time estimated to 3 business days everywhere in Europe.

Will I receive a Poste Italiane tracking number?

If you want to send a parcel through the Italian postal service, you should expect to receive a Poste Italiane tracking number shortly after placing the order. This will allow you to follow your shipment step by step, be it in Italy or abroad.

If you have organised your shipment with us and the assigned courier is Poste Italiane, you can follow your parcel at any time. Simply insert the Poste Italiane tracking number provided by e-mail in our dedicated tool.


What are Poste Italiane delivery hours?

Poste Italiane delivery time is between 9 AM and 8 PM, from Monday to Friday.

Does Poste Italiane deliver on Saturday?

Depending on which region the receiver’s address is located, Poste Italiane might deliver the package during the weekend, on Saturdays or even Sundays. However, deliveries during the weekend are less frequent than during work days.

I wasn’t home when the delivery attempt took place. What should I do?

Depending on the type of shipping service you picked, Poste Italiane will store your parcel in the closest depot, for a period between 3 to 15 working days.

Which are Poste Italiane restricted items?

Before booking your Poste Italiane international shipping, get informed on the goods the carrier will not transport:

  • Dangerous items;
  • Goods for which the transport is forbidden by law;
  • Dangerous or hazardous waste;
  • Medical waste;
  • goods that require a temperature-controlled environment;
  • Money, valuable items, jewels, antiques which are not properly packed;
  • Explosive, inflammable or infective goods.

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Disclaimer: The information above is the result of online research. When looking for accurate information, such as complete lists of Poste Italiane forbidden items, Poste Italiane restricted items, Poste Italiane packing instruction and information about the cost to ship with Poste Italiane, always check the official website of Poste Italiane.